As Hiking Lady readers know, I love my Injinji toe liner socks.
Injinji continues to develop a wide range of toe socks, ranging from yoga socks that provide extra traction when getting into yoga poses to outdoor socks, to these new Outdoor 2.0 socks.
I had the chance to test a pair of the Injinji Outdoor 2.0 socks, and conclude they are best suited for light trail activities.
I love Injinji socks because their five toe design not only helps toes align properly, but because they help prevent blisters. This is exactly what we all want out of our socks!
What the Injinji Outdoor 2.0 Socks Are Best Suited For
These new Injinji Outdoor 2.0 socks are best for hikes when wearing trail shoes or trail running shoes, not stiff hiking boots. Why? Because these socks are meant to be worn alone without a sock liner, there is a limitation on how much cushioning there can be. The material between each toe can’t be too thick, or else that would be quite uncomfortable!
Here’s my sock combination recommendation:
- Hikes when wearing trail running shoes: The Injinji Outdoor 2.0 socks are designed to provide “Medium Cushion”, which is exactly what they provided. However, I prefer heavy cushioning when I hike in boots, to help fill up some volume in my boots since I have a low volume, narrow foot.
Therefore, the Outdoor 2.0s will be my go-to sock for more moderate hikes when I wear low top hiking shoes or trail running shoes instead of my stiffer hiking boots. As seen in the picture, they worked great with my lop top Vasque Blurs on a moderate day hike.
- Backpacking trips & long hikes when wearing hiking boots: When I hike, I always wear a pair of Injinji toe sock liners to prevent blisters, and then put on a thick, outer sock.
- How to Buy: Available at Amazon
- Price: $22.95
- Materials: Wool, Nylon, Lycra